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Baruch College Welcomes Author Dean Starkman for Book Discussion

"The Watchdog That Didn't Bark: The Financial Crisis and the Disappearance of Investigative Reporting"

Dean Starkman

NEW YORK, NY- April 10, 2014 – Corporate Communication International (CCI) and The Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity at Baruch College will host a book discussion featuring Dean Starkman. The editor and Kingsford Capital Fellow of the Columbia Journalism Review will talk about his new book, “The Watchdog that Didn’t Bark: The Financial Crisis and the Disappearance of Investigative Reporting.”

Mr. Starkman will focus on why he feels mainstream journalists missed the looming financial crisis and failed in their investigative abilities to alert the public. He will also talk about how financial journalism can regain its status as the public watchdog.

Mr. Starkman is a former reporter for the Wall Street Journal and other newspapers. He was part of an investigative team that won a Pulitzer Prize for the Providence Journal. He is also a co-editor of The Best Business Writing anthology series and contributes to GoLocal Prov. He is working as a fellow for the Investigative Fund of the Nation Institute in New York and also holds a fellowship at the Center for Media and Communications at the Central European University, Budapest.

Mr. Starkman will be available for book signings. His book can be purchased from The Columbia University Press and Amazon.

WHAT:   “The WatchDog That Didn’t Bark: The Financial Crisis and the Disappearance of Investigative Reporting"

WHEN:    6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Thursday, April 24

WHERE: Baruch College, Newman Conference Center, 151 E. 51st St.,

(between Third and Lexington), Room 750

Complimentary pre-registration is required.  For more information or to register, contact Tina Genest at or call 973-270-0038.



About Baruch College:

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 5 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world.  For more about Baruch College, go to


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